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A Late Spring in Minnesota

Walking through the Oakdale Nature Reserve in Minnesota, one sees the beginning of spring. A sky blanketed in shades of blue gives respite to a soul that is longing for respite from a very long winter.

Spring in Minnesota

Yet, it’s May.  And although spring will “catch up” to summer quickly, it will still be a short spring. Not that I have any say in the matter, but I prefer a long spring and a short summer.  The Minnesota insects will be out in full force way too soon.  Tick season has already started and the mosquitoes aren’t far behind.

Oakdale Nature Reserve

For now though, being present in this moment is important.  Too many times we dash through the day without really enjoying “now.”

Oakdale Nature Reserve

Oakdale Nature Reserve

A week later, the world seems to have started to turn green.

Spring in Minnesota

For now, thoughts of insects and hot humid weather escape my mind as it savors this moment.

Spring in Minnesota

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